Pogo Storage Announces Nexenta Certified PogoRack at FOSE 2013

Posted on May 5, 2013 by psadmin

Pogo Storage and Nexenta® Systems introduce PogoRack — an ideal solution for government IT managers to leverage the latest ZFS and open storage technologies to deploy petabyte-sized storage at a significantly better cost-per-terabyte

WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2013 – Pogo Storage and Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in Software-Defined Storage, are pleased to introduce PogoRack – an ideal solution for government IT managers who are looking to leverage the latest ZFS and open storage technologies to deploy petabyte-sized storage at a significantly better cost-per-terabyte.

Government agencies, services and departments face the same technology challenges as enterprises but typically on smaller, fixed budgets. As their cloud, virtualization, database, and other on-demand data needs grow, IT managers are challenged to find easy and reliable solutions that offer enterprise-class features, fast performance, and meet government standards and procurement regulations.

“The rapid pace of hardware innovation, along with the standardization of hardware, has caused our government customers to reconsider the storage options available to them. In many cases, exponential growth in storage has led to exponential costs. Meeting the conflicting needs of big data and low cost, while completing projects on-time and on-budget, is spurring the move to open storage solutions,” said Erik Logan, President of Pogo Storage, a leading open-source systems integrator.

All-flash systems deliver high performance, and legacy storage solutions provide the storage capacity needed, but both solutions are cost-prohibitive for these workloads. PogoRack provides a third option, bringing together state-of-the-art Nexenta ZFS technologies on an industry-standard hardware platform.

“NexentaStor leverages the power of ZFS to offer customers massively scalable storage environments with a virtually unlimited number of snapshots, free versioning, and high granularity of data protection,” explains Nexenta CMO Bridget Warwick. “Customers deserve to have a choice when it comes to selecting the hardware solutions that best fit their needs. Because our software can run on a wide choice of hardware offered by our many partners including Pogo, deployments of NexentaStor are growing rapidly.”

The Top Ten Reasons Why PogoRack Should be Your Storage Solution of Choice
1. Low cost-per-terabyte
2. Nexenta Certified Platform
3. Enterprise-Class Features without the Price
4. Storage Virtualization Ready
5. Pogo Complete Maintenance Plan
6. Powerful and Reliable Hardware
7. Unified Storage for All Environments
8. High-Availability without the High Cost
9. Improved Utilization from Thin-Provisioning
10. Scale as Your Storage Needs Grow

Pogo Storage has provided open storage, ZFS systems to big government customers like the United States Army, NASA, and Lockheed Martin.

About POGO

Founded in 1999, Pogo Linux, Inc. is an open-source systems integrator based in Seattle, Washington. With a multi-OS focus and in-house technical expertise, they offer a wide range of workstations, servers, and network storage solutions for the technology needs of IT departments in organizations of all sizes. After starting out with a Linux focus, they have broadened their offerings to include Solaris, Free BSD, Windows, and other OS platforms.

Pogo works with IT departments in small- and mid-sized organizations – including SMBs, Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies, and higher education. Clients turn to Pogo Linux for all their technology infrastructure needs because of Pogo’s deep technology knowledge and unparalleled service. Pogo has a very strong track record in the ISP, Medical, Education, Media & Entertainment, Military, and Research industries.

Pogo Storage, a Division of Pogo Linux, offers a wide range of network storage solutions for just about every IT project or budget. From a digital video archive to a highly-available SAN solution, Pogo Storage helps IT departments dramatically reduce cost with a hybrid storage strategy and breakout storage technologies.

About Nexenta Systems

Nexenta Systems is the world leader in Software-Defined Storage. Its flagship software platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology and running on a broad choice of industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at significantly less cost than legacy systems.

More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based NexentaStor, can be found at Nexenta.com.